From “Snakes on the Grass“:
- We dedicated an entire post to linking to the best article written about the Diamondbacks during this entire off-season.
- We had the inaugural installment in the new “Minors Monday” series where we introduced the Diamondbacks’ minor league teams.
- We celebrated the start of a new month (and the one year anniversary of Aerys Sports) by posting a calendar of things to do while waiting for the start of baseball season.
- Instead of writing – yet again – about the crowded outfield in Arizona, we used a cartoon to say it instead.
- We recapped the monthly web chat, this one courtesy of Kevin Towers and I tried to get a twitter campaign going to convince Derrick Hall to offer to shave his head again this season.
The best of the rest of the web:
- Salt River Fields (spring home of the Diamondbacks and the Rockies) won ballpark of the year, according to ballpark digest. Do you have your spring training tickets, yet?
- The Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Ryan Roberts and Miguel Montero this week. Roberts in his first arbitration year and they’re probably waiting to see if Roberts regresses back to his previous level (or if he’s pulling a Jose Bautista and finally has it figured out) before they decide extend him and are content to go year-to-year. However, such is not the case with Montero, and both sides are trying to work out an extension, but there’s some work to do.
- No one knows whether Stephen Drew will be ready for spring training, yet.
- Micah Owings signed a big league deal with the Padres. ChickenFriars.com sums it up best: Padres Sign Another Bat: Micah Owings. Best of luck to him in SD. He pitched in (pun intended) wherever he was needed last year and it was fun having him as a member of the #PitchersWhoRake.
- The Diamondbacks were the only MLB team to sign a player out of the California League, shortstop Miles Walding. Best of luck to him this season.
- And, most importantly, Derrick Hall is not moving to Los Angeles.
Did you catch up with the non-roster pitchers with invites to Spring Training yesterday? Here’s a handy guide, if you need. Today, make sure you take a few minutes, head over to dbacks.com and learn about the position players on the 40-man roster. Spring training is coming, you know you want to be ready!